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Study shows int’l airport to cost EC$1.1 billion — Opposition Leader

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The international airport at Argyle will cost EC$1.1 billion (US$407 million) to construct and not EC$652 million, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace said last week, citing a study conducted by his party.

Eustace did not say at the press conference who conducted the study or when it was done.

“I … want to point out that we paid, we did work for a study to find out what we think the airport really will cost. The government had said EC$480 million would be the price; the government has now gone to 600 and something million (dollars). The study that we did said it would be EC$1.1 billion,” Eustace said.

He noted that the government had revised the cost of the airport — the largest capital project in the nation’s history — by over EC$200 million.

Eustace was responding to a question from Jerry Scott, a former works minister under the New Democratic Party administration.

“Two of our parliamentarians were in England recently on a course and they met a former member of parliament from the ULP in England promoting airport development,” Scott said as he asked Eustace to “give us some idea of what other funds are expected for the airport”.

Scott was also doubtful that the airport would be completed by the 2013 deadline announced by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who said the facility would become operational in early 2014.

Former technology minister Dr. Jerrol Thompson, now Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister, in March updated Vincentians in High Wycombe on the progress of the airport, according to a press statement for nation’s High Commission in the United Kingdom.

Eustace said that the last contribution to the construction of the airport was Taiwan’s US$26.5 million for the terminal building, which is being constructed by a firm from that Asian ally, a member of Gonsalves’ “coalition of the willing” — recently the “pact of the committed”.

“Individual donors don’t want to mix up their money with others. If we have a large project, they will say, ‘Listen, I will do the terminal building.’ Because what they want to do is get the procurement on that. They want their companies to bid and have an advantage in that area so that they can win back, they can get back the money,” he said.

He further said that he did not know where funds would come from to complete the earthwork, 40 per cent of which remained unfinished, according to a project update last November.

While Cubans are doing the earthworks as part of their contribution to the project, Eustace said their salaries were being paid by Vincentian taxpayers and not by Venezuela, as the Hugo Chavez government in Caracas had promised, according to Gonsalves.

Eustace said monies for those wages might have come from the US$50 million loan Kingstown secured from Caracas but added that those monies might have been depleted already.

“I am not aware of any other funds right now for continuing the airport. We have heard of the coalition of the willing but (it) seems that that coalition is small now. And what we have is a situation where we are being owed money now by Venezuela.

“And the prime minister accused me of being ungrateful because I pointed out that they are taking money from the government’s coffers to pay the Cuban workers there, which was the responsibility of Venezuela,” Eustace said, noting that this country has spent over EC$9 million — EC$370,000 per month — on wages for Cuban workers at the airport.

“That cost was to be met by Venezuela. It now seems to me that it will not be met because he (Prime Minister Gonsalves) said I was ungrateful because I raised that matter in Parliament.

“But at the same time, you can’t even clean down in the hospital properly. Material for even cleaning the floors is a problem. … But because Venezuela is contributing otherwise, we [are] afraid to ask them,” Eustace said.

He said that while the government has said it will sell state-owned lands on the Northern Grenadine island of Bequia to help finance the airport, those sales have been slow.

Further, over 60 landowners who were uprooted to make way for the construction of the airport are yet to be paid, Eustace said.

“So I am really doubtful about where the finances are to really finish the airport. … Quite frankly, I don’t know where the money is coming from to finish the airport; that, the government has to say,” Eustace said.

Eustace comments came one month after NDP Vice-President and Central Kingstown representative St. Clair Leacock said that an NDP discussions in February in Antigua with its potential investors in this country also included potential financing for the airport.

He said that the level of foreign direct investment in this country would increase significantly with an NDP government in office.

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45 thoughts on “Study shows int’l airport to cost EC$1.1 billion — Opposition Leader

  1. The biggest Ponzi scheme in St Vincent history, The Ralph Gonsalves 2017 airport.

    Posted by blane | April 9, 2012, 10:43
  2. I told you all so. I want an airport as much as anyone. An airport should be built for a good reason. In Gonsalves case it is to inflate his ego, and to use as a tool to keep him in power, its totally political.

    If you up date the money that Venezuela now owe us for the Cuban wages its approaching $11 million. Have we a small island state been shafted by Venezuela, or did Gonsalves lie to us again and there was no such promise by Venezuela to pay.

    What really worries me is that we were told by Gonsalves and his cousin Francis, that the airport would cost the taxpayer nothing. And when it is finished we will have no debt. That must be a lie, unless that is, they are going to pay for it themselves. Our descendants will be paying for this airport for the next 100 years.

    The problem is that there are very silly ignorant people in the Diaspora who actually believe that they will be able to get on a scheduled flight in New York, Miami, Toronto, London, Manchester, Birmingham, and fly straight to this new airport. I am sorry but you have all been lied to, misled and tricked out of your money.
    People like VincyPowa have supported these lies over the years, repeated the Gonsalves nonsense. When the Gonsalves dynasty collapses I will tell you all who VINCYPOWA is.

    Having come this far we have to finish the airport, but Gonsalves coalition of the unwilling are not the right people to assist.

    All you believers are part of what Gonsalves calls his dream team. Well dream on, a nightmare is looming.

    Posted by Peter | April 9, 2012, 15:17
  3. Ralph is a dotish liar

    Posted by L Sutton | April 9, 2012, 16:38
  4. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba.

    Posted by Peter | April 9, 2012, 17:26
  5. Why is the NDP ALL OF A SUDDEN IS MAKING NOISE OVER THIS WATTLE AND DAB AIRPORT? WHEN THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO DEMAGOGUE THIS ISSUE, THEY CHOSE TO BITE THEIR TONGUE AND AT THE LAST MINUTE OF THE LAST GENERAL ELECTION COME UP WITH SOME ASININE PROPOSAL. WTF IS WRONG WITH THE NDP AND EUSTACE? THIS IS WHY PEOPLE LIKE VINCYPOWA COULD COME AND TALK ALL MANNER OF NONSENSE.

    From the beginning of this Airport project, the NDP should have VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE AIRPORT WAS BEING CONSTRUCTED.This half-arse sort of opposition wouldn’t work…in politics, you have two choices…you either SUPPORT IT ALL THE WAY OR REJECT IT COMPLETELY. The NDP has been on the fence where the airport is concern and so their message has been a mesh mash of glorious ambiguities.

    Look this airport whenever its done, if we are lucky 2020…the only thing landing on it would be PAPER PLANES. THATS HOW PHUCKED UP THAT AIRPORT IS GONNA BE..IT WOULD BE A MONUMENT IN HONOR OF THE SHEER STUPIDITY OF RALPH GONSALVES AND THE ULP.

    btw, whose bright idea was it to RESURRECT JERRY SCOTT? OMG!!!

    Posted by Saadiss | April 9, 2012, 20:14
  6. The SAME NOISE you’re HEARING/SEEING about the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at ARGYLE, it was the same NOISE we heard about the RABACCA BRIDGE, THE NATIONAL LIBRARY, the NO, LOW and MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING PROGRAMME, THE FIVE STAR RESORT AT BUCCAMENT, the EDUCATION REVOLUTION, the ONE LAPTOP PER STUDENT PROGRAMME, the 100% HOME MORTGAGE PROGRAMME, the NURSING PROGRAMME, the Y.E.S.PROGRAMME, THE POVERTY REDUCTION AND PROTECT THE POOR programmes, the CT SCAN MACHINE, THE ST. ANDREWS MEDICAL SCHOOL LEAVING SVG, the TEN CENTS per square foot land for housing, the HOME HEALTHY for the ELDERLY PROGRAMME, etc etc etc.

    In other words, if the WISE PEOPLE of SVG had LEFT it to EUSTACE and the NDP and their NOISE MAKING SUPPORTERS to handle the DEVELOPMENT and FORWARD PROGRESS that have seen taken place, and continues to take place, in SVG, NOTHING I MENTIONED above would have EXISTED.

    That said; there are people who are DOERS and there are those who are TALKERS. When it comes to POLITICAL PARTIES in SVG, the ULP are the DOERS and the NDP are the TALKERS.

    When it comes to “SHIT TALKING” on this BLOG, who does it more than the SUPPORTERS of the NDP”

    Well, they cannot help themselves, because they’re just MIMICKING the PARTY that they support.

    In other words, if you need to know about EUSTACE and the NDP, pay close attention to their supporters on this blog. They will give you a KEEN INSIGHT into the KIND of OPPOSITION LEADER and party we have in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Again, TALKERS TALK and DOERS DO. We know who are the DOERS and who are the TALKERS.

    Posted by vincypowa | April 10, 2012, 00:18
    • VINCYPOWA, why do you continue to waste your time with these EDUCATED FOOLS? Their minds are already bended, it’s like cast-iron could never be straightened. I chose to ignore them, INTELLIGENT VINCENTIANS are reading their CRAP!!! I wonder if they realize that, had MITC-HELL used the MILLION $ HE HAD IN HIS BACK POCKET TO BUILD THE SAME AIRPORT that today we wouldn’t be building it, instead, we probably would have had the NEW HOSPITAL, the CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD, the TUNNEL THROUGH CANE GARDEN, the NEW LEEWARD HIGHWAY and much, much more.
      LET THE TALKERS CONTINUE TO TALK, THE DOERS WILL CONTINUE TO DO!!!!

      WE VOTED THE COMRADE BACK, AND WE WILL VOTE HIM BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!

      Posted by no-nonsense | April 10, 2012, 23:27
    • JOKE OF THE DAY! It’s partisian commentary like these that continually diminishes the quality of discussions on this blog. Please, let’s strive to raise the level of discourse and analyses above the level of fifth(5th) graders!

      Posted by Dennis Lampkin | April 12, 2012, 07:37
      • DENNIS, if you want to RAISE the LEVEL of the DISCOURSE and ANALYSIS above the level of FIFTH GRADERS, then you have to LIFT the QUALITY of yours.

        That said; when have you shown BIPARTISANSHIP in your COMMENTARIES in any of your POSTS?

        Posted by vincypowa | April 12, 2012, 21:17
      • Vincypower, I did not expect you of all persons to understand my statement given your proven sense of illogicality !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s people like you who continually distort the truth who end up making blogs like these worthless for professionals to associate with.
        I have NO intention of wasting my precious time indulging in senseless discourse with people who are not my intellectual equals!

        Posted by Dennis Lampkin | April 15, 2012, 08:56
  7. yes Arnhim we know it’s over a billion,first the bank,then nis,marketing board,then the imf,aren’t you tired of being right?

    Posted by Joe | April 10, 2012, 01:28
  8. He had no choice but to say they would go forward with the airport,since De Cumrod said they were over 75% complete and it would finish in 2012,people need to go to the site on foot,and not pay attention to the propaganda,that airport will probably finish in 2020,if we don’t go bankrupt first.If Chavez dies,Ralph better get some obeah man to run a seance,he needs to do it so Gadaffi can give us the money he promised..Is the worlds greatest beggar above begging dead people?

    Posted by Jahu | April 10, 2012, 01:48
  9. It’s a red elephant http://epress.anu.edu.au/anzsog/imp/mobile_devices/ch05s05.html this is the project that does not end..yes it goes on and on my friends…the ulp started doing it not knowing what it was and they’ll continue doing it forever just because… Flushing money down a toilet is a lot faster but the toilet might get clogged

    Posted by Joe | April 10, 2012, 02:04
    • Talking about lacking vision and inability to plan strategically, well this project is a classic example. A review of the current trends in the airline industry would show that a few years from now the demand for small international airports would be on the decline, especially in this Caribbean region as larger airplanes will become the order of the day! What SVG and other smaller Caribbean islands should be doing is to consider positioning themelves to function as efficient hubs accross islands. Can anyone tell me why a country with 10, 000 sq miles of water would want to focus on the skyies and not develope an effective and efficient network of marine facilities to transport both people and cargo intra regionally? Wouldn’t this be a more affordable (low cost) means of transportation while offerring a ‘different’ tourism experience to both locals and visitors alike? Not forgetting the opening up of direct trading possibilities to our farmers ….we have to think out of the box!

      This SVG international airport is nothing but another white elephant in the making!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Posted by Dennis Lampkin | April 12, 2012, 08:00
  10. Study shows int’l airport to cost EC$1.1 billion — Opposition Leader …………….. Kenton, a few things seem to be missing from the story that I am sure the public would be interested in… like … Who actually did this study and when was it done? Where can the public obtain a copy of this study?

    Posted by Jude | April 10, 2012, 09:39
  11. from what i know there is a lot of lies from the prime minster surrounding the completion of the airport i do think however that such an important project should not have been played out by politics but by the importance of serving the needs and the easy transition of fellow vincentians that travels often or once in a lifetime, but instead it was used a strategy to accumulate votes from previous election and also for future election. the figures seems to be accurate becaus eof many airport projects that i have seen frist hand and in area of such this cost adss up. i do think how ever seeing that the deveopment of the airport is a public project that the figures should be made public in the interest of taxpayes of st.vincent and the grenadines. I remember the first completion was to be in 2012 now puhed back to 2017. pray chaves is still alive after this roun of cancer threatment …. salute the never ending project that is used to capitalized on election votes.

    Posted by meargi | April 10, 2012, 22:14
  12. We building this airport on faith?… The evidence of things not seen or evident. Backside!

    Posted by wehha | April 11, 2012, 12:46
  13. Can someone tell me what is wrong with these Nay- sayers of the New Dumb Party! { NDP } all of a sudden they are once again interested in our { RALPH E. GONSALVES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT } yes! I am calling our airport that, wether Ralph likes it or not! we do not need you unpatriotic, passport selling NDPITES to fininsh our airport, keep your money in your back pocket where you have it for the past umteen years!! GO FIGURE?

    Posted by Caddy King | April 12, 2012, 07:26
  14. HEY JUDE, why don’t you call Eustace and see if he will give you a copy, let us know how you fare.

    By the way there was a study done for the cross country road. The contents will surprise you if you can get a copy, the current government have hidden it.

    It tells how many acres are under Marijuana production, how many farmers are involved, and a species of animal that is reccomended for total eradication. The road was supposed to go right through the main weed farms, perhaps that is why the road was never started.

    Its a real eye opener.

    I have a copy, wow, GreenPeace will take up residency on the island if they see it.

    Posted by Peter | April 12, 2012, 15:44
  15. JAHU, Gonsalves is the Obeah man, he claims that he does Obeah for the Lord. That cannot be god, but it may be the Lord of Darkness, the devil.

    Folks it’s the absolute truth that Gonsalves said in parliament, “I only do Obeah for the Lord” not my words, his.

    Lets have some opinions on his sanity.

    Posted by Peter | April 12, 2012, 15:50
  16. Fidel Castro once said “the capitalists know how make the money, we know how to spend it”.

    WEHA, we are not building the airport on faith, we are building the airport on the blood of murdered Christians. That is why some people are calling the airport “The Christian Blood Airport” [CBA], there is belief that the airport is already cursed. Gonsalves has taken money from Muslim states that kill Christians, for an example like Iran. Iran incarcerate, rape and murder, torture and execute their people, sometimes by stoneing, why?, because they are Christians, and its still happening today [you can check it out for yourselves on any search engine]. Iran give us money for the airport at Argyle, and in return in the UN we vote for them, vote with them, or abstain if required, whatever it takes to support them against the UN and the World sanctioning them for persecuting their own citizens and in particular Christians. Mule Gonsalves supports them and a whole bunch of other scum nations at the UN, just for what we can get from them, its what some call prostitution of SVG.

    Gonsalves still hasn’t agreed to recognise the new peoples government of Libya, why?, because we owe Libya several million dollars, because besides taking money gifts and grants from the Ghadaffi regime, Gonsalves also took multi-million US$ loans. If we don’t recognise the Libyan government, we cannot pay back any loans, how can we pay money to someone we do not recognise. Even if they recalled the loans, at this time we would not be able to repay them, SVG is broke and hovering on the side of a deep dark hole, one little shove and were gone.

    Its ALBA policy to support the current Syrian regime, strict instructions from Chavez, our boss and master.
    We must also support Iran, North Korea, and a whole bunch of regimes with dictators or want to be dictators, Marxist and other rubbish people.

    Posted by Peter | April 12, 2012, 16:43
  17. arnhim aint fed up making heself look stupid?or he plan to be foolish til he die? lol

    Posted by Jason | April 13, 2012, 00:14
  18. when the airport done what fools people like arnhim and peter them gonna proove themselves to be lol

    Posted by Jason | April 13, 2012, 00:18
  19. WE NAH TUN BACK TELL NDP AND SCL SO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Jason | April 13, 2012, 00:19
  20. If Ralph Gonsalves and the ULP believed in the airport so much they would invest their own money.tThe day he mortgages his house up at gorse, beache gives up some of his money, Belmar,Slater,Julian and company invest a few hundred thousand dollars int the airport,but they would never do that because the ulp cartel doesn’t smoke it’s own crap,it just peddles it to the masses.
    None of them will invest their own money knowing the airport may never be built,it’s like investing in the national stadium,or the cross country road l.o.l They just pave over NDP roads and renamed it,roads don’t pay for themselves,neither do airports or half the stuff the ulp can’t build/maintain.The cane garden tunnel is the fastest way to get to the new bus terminal Vincypowa,just ask around if you can’t seem to find either of these places. There’s also a cross country road for those of you who “nah tun back” and are willing to drive your vehicles up soufriere.The difference between the NDP and the ULP is that the NDP is a political party,the ulp is a joke.SVG so badly off that the API has to interview Vincent Beache and Louis Slater to find out about their lives,there are far more accomplished Vincentians to interview.There used to be a Government Information Service(GIS) back when SVG had a real government l.o.l.
    The ULP is like the Beverlyhillbillies, a bunch of backward hicks who struck oil(won an election),but are suddenly
    wealthy and are bringing their wutless behaviour to high office and spending as if they actually struck oil. You can’t borrow money to pay workers forever http://www.ecseonline.com/cal_events.php it’s simply a matter of time before this nonsense ends

    Posted by Jahu | April 13, 2012, 03:19
  21. The ulp wont even be around in 10 years to pay off the bonds they’re issuing http://www.ecseonline.com/historical_data_debt.php ,when SVG ends up worse than guyana Vincypowa,I hope you and the ulp piggies are around to face the consequences.This nonsense is beng financed on the backs of future generations,and no Vincentian is stupid enough to sign up for it,keep telling them De Komrade is begging all over the world,when they find out where the moneys actually come from and that we’ll have to pay it back after years of a govt that deliberately impoverishes people so they’ll vote for them,they’re in for quite a shock.You wonder why De Komrade keeps encoraging educated Vincentians to stay away/work overseas,it’s to keep them blissfully unaware of the incompetence rampant in svg,and preventing an educated/critical thinking electorate from arising and criticizng what is going on.. Vincypowa, de Komrade deserves an award for national villain,not national hero..I hope in future Vincentians realize their dire poverty is the result of the nonsense that went down under the ULP,and award your leader for being the most dotish pm in Vincentian history posthumously…and someone writes a real biography of the man ending with him bankrupting the country then putting future generations in debt…Vincypowa it will be the anti Becks effect,where everyone with the last name Gonsalves will be ashamed to admit it lest they be associated wth your pm,or people believe a drp of his blood is in ther veins.
    Vincypowa with the exception of James Mitchell most ndp ministers ended up poorer after their time in office,some of them close to desttute.This is the first time in Vincentian history that politics is used as a means to become an instant millionaire,powa it’s like watching sweet Hairouna being gang raped,hearing the screams,and having party members try to distract us from it,shouting nonsense like “they beat up me son,watch de airport”,the thing is Vincypowa many Vincentians are wide awake,know what’s going on and are recording it for posterity.So in future all the descendants of these poliricians will know their family money comes from the rape of Hairouna.Say what you want about the Greaves,they never enriched themselves using our tax money,they earned their wealth the hard way,they never raped a contry

    Posted by Jahu | April 13, 2012, 14:59
  22. Who wants To Become A Millionaire…….Just run for the ulp it doesn’t matter if you win or lose,there are no losers in socialism l.o.l

    Posted by Lisa | April 13, 2012, 15:03
  23. Way we STADIUM and Cross country road dey? The jail dun yet? Dat a tek soooooo long. Ah tell all’yo plenty theifing going on under these project. Who ULP theif, thief the AIRPORT MONEY? The boulie gwine burst one ah these days. PATIENCE PEOPLE! PATIENCE!

    Posted by wehha | April 13, 2012, 19:22
  24. JASON, you really are a dunce, put on hat and go stand in the corner. Wait for VINCYPOWA he will join you and explain about his cottaging habits.

    Posted by Peter | April 14, 2012, 07:30
  25. ULP party animals can’t build an airport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MKXgrF9IRc .When the dust clears and the forensic accountants come in to see where all the moneys have gone,vincypowa most of your party people will probably get arrested,except those with dual and triple citizenship.The NDP was never so desperate for money they needed to create an entity like National Properties.If the people aren’t getting paid for their land,could you stop pretending to build an airport so they can reconstruct their homes?
    Vincypowa it was never about an airport,certain people have lands in rural areas which were worthless but now with the by-pass road the land is worth far more,it was never about the country,that’s the punchline to one of the biggest jokes in vincy history

    Posted by Jahu | April 15, 2012, 04:49
  26. JAHU n JOE, It is TIME to take your MEDICATION.

    Posted by vincypowa | April 15, 2012, 18:39
  27. DENNIS LAMPKIN, I have no time for your TOMFOOLERY comments. When you ready to have a SERIOUS DEBATE on the ISSUES instead of a ONE-SIDED VIEW bias against the RULING PARTY, let me know.

    Until then, SEE U around, BUB.

    Posted by vincypowa | April 15, 2012, 19:04
  28. Hey Peter, I wouldnt mind calling to get a copy of the study,that is if I will get through… Question: As Opposition Leader, trying to unseat Dr. Gonsalves’ government dont you think Mr Eustace should at least publish part of the study and point the public in the direction where to find a copy? That surely isnt rocket science, it just political commonsense I think. From the beginning of time, people dont believe until they see. Remember when Jesus returned after being crucified even some of his followers didnt believe until they saw the nail scars in his hands? You just cant say a study told us that this and that. This is why when you write study papers it is expected that you publish the source of your information. e.g. Which book, newspaper, magazine etc. Understand what I mean now Peter?

    Posted by Jude | April 16, 2012, 13:58
  29. What I would like to know Peter is…should SVG build an international airport? Does the NDP want an international airport? Does Arnhim believe SVG should biuld an international airport? The position keeps changing and I dont know what to believe.One day we dont need one, next day we will continue to build the airport with the help of secret international construction firm, then the next day the international airport is going to cost too much and it is not necessary. Peter, what really is the NDP’sposition on the international airport, because i am really confused here? Please give a serious answer.

    Posted by Jude | April 16, 2012, 14:05
  30. JUDE, I have a copy of the report. I found it by chance on the internet under a heading that make it obvious that it was the report. I have recently tried to get into the site again but it appears to of been removed.

    I am not aware if Eustace has a copy of the report, you should ask him.

    I shall eventually publish extracts of the report in my book.

    I think that SVG should have an International airport, but not built with money based on the slaughter of Christians in Iran and elsewhere.

    I have no contact whatsoever with Eustace, any questions relevant to him, address them to him, not to me.

    The problem as I see it is in the way that Marxist Gonsalves has attempted to fund the airport. He told us it would be built and funded by a ‘coalition of the willing’ all based on hand shakes and not written contractual terms. Well the willing have turned out to be unwilling.
    [when the Cubans undertook to build the airport in Grenada, the people were told it was being built based on friendship, no contracts. Since it has been discovered there were written contracts, kept secret at the request of the Cubans]

    Both ‘Philistine Francis’ and ‘Donkey Gonsalves’ told us that when the airport is finished there would be no cost or debt to the Vincentian citizens. They told us this in an unequivocal manner, it turns out that was a massive lie. Our great great grand children will still be paying the airport debt in the next century.
    Gonsalves told us and he confirmed it in Parliament that the Venezuelans had undertaken to pay the wages of the Cuban workers at the airport. That has turned out to the embarrassment of the Venezuelans to be another lie on the part of Gonsalves. Here you have him lying both to the citizens and to parliament. So far SVG have paid the Cubans a sum approaching $11 million. Cuban workers are paid at a rate three times that of Vincentians.

    An airport would be a great thing for SVG. But we must realize that it is doubtful that any international airline will ever fly in on a daily or weekly basis. Those in the Diaspora have been led to believe that when the airport opens, they will be able to get on an airplane anywhere that they live and fly direct to SVG, this is another Gonslaves lie.

    Barbados for many years paid airlines over a $100US a passenger head to fly into Barbados. I understand but have not confirmed that Lucia is currently paying airlines per passenger.

    The airport in SVG will never be able to pay or fund itself from operational income, it will always require large amounts of government funding, weekly, monthly and annually. As Gonsalves has already managed to bankrupt SVG, funding the airport operationally will be a dire problem.

    In the case of Gonsalves the airport is only a political pawn. He is using it to stay in power, appealing to the electorate to give him further terms in office to complete the airport. The airport is very emotive matter for all Vincentians, Vincentians are a proud people and , unfortunately they have been tricked and lied to by Gonsalves on a regular basis regarding the airport and many other projects.

    The people in the Diaspora have been lied to and misled by Gonsalves for years now. They only see him in his hugup mode, a friend to trust and rely on. Well it is time that they realize they have been tricked by him. This is a nasty little fat Marxist, who has sold us out to ALBA. He is a serial liar, he told us that “I sometimes tells lies”
    he also told us “show me a liar and I will show you a thief” Well I believe that hardly a sentence or statement comes from Gonsalves that doesn’t contain a lie or twisted truth.

    THE MAN IS A LIAR IN WRITTEN AND SPOKEN WORD, WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    Posted by Peter | April 17, 2012, 08:30
  31. Sorry left out the word “didn’t”.

    “JUDE, I have a copy of the report. I found it by chance on the internet under a heading that didn’t make it obvious that it was the report. I have recently tried to get into the site again but it appears to of been removed.

    Posted by Peter | April 17, 2012, 08:33
  32. Peter is a SCL Operative sent to cause disruption amongst our people,ignore the uncle toms! They cah stop WE COMRADE so tell them kick rock bare feet.LMAO

    Posted by Jason | April 17, 2012, 12:15
  33. Vincypowa the pill you’re taking from the ulp is a hallucinogen,if you think things are groovy you’re probably high

    Posted by Joe | April 17, 2012, 12:31
  34. JOE, isn’t that some kind of light bulb for a car?

    JASON, you really must stop making a fool of yourself. Remember Gonslaves paid an extreme left wing member of the British Labour party to come to SVG to advise him. He has over the years taken advice from all sorts of scum to help him fool the people. DUNCES HAT AGAIN.

    Posted by Peter | April 18, 2012, 15:27
  35. VINCYPOWA, are you a DOER?

    Posted by Peter | April 18, 2012, 15:29
  36. How about ‘Philistine Francis’ is he a DOER?

    How about the DREAM TEAM, are they DOER’S?

    Posted by Peter | April 18, 2012, 15:34

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